Welcome to the home page of the Professor of Development Studies in Geography
News: Prof. Dr. Lohnert is on sabbatical during Summer-Semester 2019, please contact Sandra Kopschitz in urgent cases.
Development Studies in Geography focus on the analysis of societies' development processes and their influencing factors. The perspective is multi-dimensional and multi-level, ranging from the "local" to the "global" spheres.
The specific strength of Development Studies in Geography is its consideration of the relationships of human and environmental factors as well as the spatial distribution and connection of factors influencing development processes. Development Studies in Geography, therefore, constitutes an interface between social and natural sciences.
The Chair of Development Studies in Geography at Bayreuth University deals particularly with applied research on development problems in Sub-Sahara Africa and resultant effects in Europe.
Our thematic emphasis is on applied urban research and the analysis of urbanization – in particular on housing and issues of rural-urban migration, governance of urban areas and regions as well as regional rural development.
You are welcome to contact us for your studies, your thesis or requests for lectures.